Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - Real Estate Branch


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Contact Information

Mailing address:
King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant Street, Rm 333
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: (808) 586-2643

Web: Home Name search
Email: hirec@dcca.hawaii.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - Real Estate Branch in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Hawaii Real Estate Branch Office Registration

Agency:Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - Real Estate Branch
Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations 
  • General Partnerhsips 
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Liability Partnerships 
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Notes:

The place of business must be in compliance with Chapter 467, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and Chapter 99, Hawaii Administrative Rules

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Qualifying Individual Requirements:
  • Each branch office shall have atleast one broker in charge. 
  • The principal broker shall certify that the infromation provided is correct and true on the application. 
  • Register a broker in charge for the brokerage firm if the principal broker has not already designated a broker in charge.
Requirement Notes:

A branch office located on an island different from the principal place of business shall be registered with the commission. Additional ofices located on the same island as a principal place of business may be oeprated without registration. 


Each branch office shall have atleast one broker in charge. 

Initial Registration

Form:

Branch Office Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

If registering in an odd-numbered year: $382. If registering in an even-numbered year: $282. 

Penalties:

A $25 service charge shall be assessed for payments that are dishonored for any reason. 

Hawaii Real Estate Broker Company License

Agency:Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - Real Estate Branch
Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations 
  • General Partnerships 
  • Limited Liability Companies 
  • Limited Liability Partnerships 
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:

If a trade name is used, the trade name must first be registered with the Business Registration Division

Requirement Notes:

The applicant's name must be exactly as registered with the Business Registration Division, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.


The application must be certified by an officer of a corporation, general partner of a partnership or LLP, or manager or member of an LLC AND by the principal broker. An officer of a corporation, general partner of a partnership or LLP, or manager or member of an LLC, and the principal broker shall certify that the information provided is true and correct by signing the application.


Include a change form for the principal broker. If the principal broker is currently associated with a broker, the change form should show a release and sign-on to the applicant. If the principal broker is currently inactive, the change form should show a reactivation and sign on to the applicant. No change form fee for  the category "Change of/to Principal Broker" is required.

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for License: Corp., Partnership, LLC, LLP

Agency Fee:

Depends on when you register: $486 for registering in the first year of the biennium or $349 for registering in the second year.

Notes:

Only one branch office is required to be registered per island.

Required Attachments:
  • If the entity has been registered in this State for LESS THAN one (1) year, ATTACH a "filed-stamped"
    copy of the document filed with BREG.
  • If the entity has been registered in this State for MORE THAN one (1) year, ATTACH a current "Certificate of Good Standing" or "Certificate of Qualification" that was issued not more than 12
    months ago. 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Online

Agency Fee:

$343

Due:

By November 30 of even-numbered years.

Hawaii Real Estate Broker License

Agency:Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - Real Estate Branch

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$382 if applying during an odd-numbered year and $282 if applying during an even-numbered year.

Notes:

Applications for license are distributed at the test site to candidates who pass the examination.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$268

Due:

By November 30 of even-numbered years.

Hawaii Real Estate Salesperson License

Agency:Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - Real Estate Branch

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$382 if applying during an odd-numbered year and $282 if applying during an even-numbered year.

Notes:

Applications for license are distributed at the test site to candidates who pass the examination.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$268

Due:

By November 30 of even-numbered years.

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